Daily Archives: 6 August 2015

On My Bookshelf: The Chrysalids

I read this sf novel as a boy–it was published in the US under the title Re-Birth. Neither title really attracts me, but the story does. Let me tell you a bit about it. This 1955 novel by the British … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 53: Weak Responses

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Is it possible to be criticized for acknowledging ecological concerns but not making enough of an effort to correct imbalances and injustice? We’ll take a week to review … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 14c: The Loftiest Model

What impulse does Jesus at the crucifixion give us? St John Paul acknowledges this is a difficult encounter. But we also have the Lord as encountered in the needy of Matthew 25. These form the basis of a mutuality, and … Continue reading

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